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to quote, unquote, evolve and party of stoogy old white men-- >> i know you want to turn this into a republican issue. when obama does it at one point he has a real position, he's for it. >> sure. >> sean: then he's running for president, polls don't show he's in agreement with the american people and then he's against it and gets reelected and now i can be for it again. now what? that is what everything everybody i know, dennis praguer, hates about politicians. god bless her, i like hillary clinton in some ways, i've got to tell you something, that's so phony, i want to read this prompter and tell you. it didn't seem sincere. >> we've got to be clear, it's a flip-flop as they say in the case of the president because he knew it was not popular when he was running in 2008 and he knows it's popular now and that's fine and maybe he sincerely changed his mind, but i believe originally he was for same-sex marriage. the thing is that what you just said is a very important point and i'd like to address it about stoogy old republicans or men or/and women. >> sean: and the republi
of the white house since four years ago. he addressed young israelis in jerusalem. even there american politics wasn't far away. >> obama: you know politically given the strong support in america, the easiest thing for me to do is to put this issue aside. express unconditional support for whatever israel decides to do. that would be the easiest political path. but i want you to know that i speak to you as a friend who is deeply concerned and committed to your future. >> michael: and sometimes only friends can deliver the hard truth. >> you have the opportunity to be the generation that permanently secures the zionist ring, or you can face the growing challenge to its future. given the demographics west of the jordan river, the only way for israel to endure and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestine. that is true. [applause] >> obama: just give the frustration in the international community about this conflict israel needs to reverse an under tow of isolation. >> michael: what today's speech an meetings can do for the peace proce
is the blue regeneration which was the generation that inherited the feminist revolution was 80% white. the generation of young people today is far more diversified and there are a lot of young african-american, asian-american, indian american, hispanics who voted for obama or very much responsible for the reelection of obama and are helping to mentor younger poor women which were left out of the first feminist revolution. poor women really didn't have a lot to do for them or even lower middle-class. there was a lot of argument and tension about it but they didn't get included a lot and neither did women of color. but now it is much more horizontal in that way. one of the things i find exciting is young women starting at 18 and 22 to try to help younger poor women to learn code, learn how to do code and web site and a skill like the typing of the past that allows them to get into low-level positions and move up because they now know the technology of the future. >> the marxist that betty undoubtedly was would have been ostracized and killed in 1962. remember joseph mccarthy. there is n
. once pitting the white house against half of capitol hill and the millions of americans against it the affordable healthcare act or obama care turned three years old today. while some of the law has already taken effect the price tag hangs in the balance and it is huge by any measure, democrat or republican. with the stroke of a pen on march 23, 2010 after months of bitter debating in congress president obama made it the signature achievement of his first term. it faced numerous appeal attempts and seen a supreme court challenge. john boehner saying when democrats rammed obama care through congress three years ago they did so with a host of promises that are proving more empty by the day. instead of keeping the coverage they have an estimated 7 million americans are at risk of losing health insurance ." then the president marking the day by praising the law saying this in part "the affordable healthcare act will give hard working middle class families the healthcare security they deserve and protect every american from the worst insurance company abuses." all this as preparation
of their race. a white house official confirms assistant u-s attorney general thomas perez will be offered up as the next secretary of labor. some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominates perez today. if confirmed by the senate, perez, who has been head of the justice department's civil rights division for 3½ years, would take over the labor department as obama undertakes several worker- oriented initiatives, including an overhaul of immigration laws and an increase in the minimum wage. two star high school football players from ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. ♪ ♪ yeeeowwww! hot mess hot mess ♪ your'e a hot kind of love you set me on fire you spice up my night feed my every desire ♪ jack's one hit wonder is now a burger. the hot mess is loaded with spicy jalapenos, onion rings and gooey pepper jack cheese. ♪ your'e a-a hot mess and that's how i met your mom. ♪ hot mess with colgate optic white toothpaste. it whitens over 2 shades more than a leading whitening toothpaste. and try colgate optic white mouthwash. to whiten more than 3 shades, use the who
's in 2009. president barack obama will meet with palestinians leaders in the westbound and he has some work to do if he hopes to re5 the middle east. we just got word from the white thousand that announcement will happen 8:40 our time and the 51- year-old perez has been in charge of the civil rights division since 2009 and he will be the first latino to be nominated by president barack obama for the cabinet and the former person returned home last month. >>> they rejected a federal mediator's proposal for a cooling off period. they have been canceled since musicians went on strike and there is no word on when negotiations can continue. they are coming for the world baseball classic . yesterday puerto rico beat them and they move onto the finals. angel pagan is playing for the giants and another winner for tonight's game, they will play for tomorrow night. remember the parking meter prizes went up earlier this month and it can run as much as the 7 bucks an hour. >>> something new on bart this morning. brian flores is now in oakland with how riders are reacting to bikes on board and what you
of a deadly chemical attack. the syrian government and rebels both blaming each other. the white house is looking into the report. if it is true it would be quote a grave violation of international law. >>> president obama is on his way to israel tonight for his first trip there since being elected in 2008. there are low expectations that the visit will produce anything fruitful. president obama will also visit the west bank and jordan during his three-day trip. >>> just off the west bank, rough seas continue for the island country of cyprus. today the parliament rejected a condition of the bailout package. it would allow the government to take a small percentage of people's savings accounts to pay for the country's debt. it is back to the drawing board for the president to devise a new plan. >>> hundreds of thousands of people poured into st. peter's square today for the inaugural mass of pope francis i. dignit arys travelled to the vatican to be part of today's service. jay gray has been following the election and the fest tivities. we have been talking a lot about the style and now
for the rich. >> don't tell me republicans are the party of millionaires and billionaires when obama's campaign arm is charging people a half a million dollars for a meeting over near the white house. we're for millionaires and billionaires? come on. >> come on! how could anyone possibly think republicans are the party of billionaires and millionaires? forget that a new study shows paul ryan's budget could cut millionaires' taxes by $200,000. and what a coincidence, eight of the ten largest individual donors of the 2012 election were republicans. and the american people must have it wrong, too. a new poll finds 68% believe republicans favor the wealthy. senator mcconnell, this could be a problem. he's heading to palm beach this week for a fundraiser, hosted by hillary and wilbur ross. guess what? wilbur ross, say it with me, is a billionaire. did senator mcconnell think all the republicans' funny money would hide the truth about who they're really working for? nice try. but we got you. all stations come over to mission a for a final go. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two.
in syria. president obama has said that that is his red line. is this conflict overshadowing the visit? >> reporter: we have to be very careful when we talk about chemical weapons. when the white house talks about chemical weapons and red lines, what we believe them to mean are the very potent chemical weapons we know to be in their arsenal, vx, mustard and sarin gas. no indication those have been used and no confirmation that chemical weapons were actually used in these attacks yesterday by allegedly by the rebels and the regime. the white house has said there's no evidence. but despite that, this obviously raises the fears of their use of them falling into the wrong hands, so while the trip won't be overshadowed, it certainly highlights the need to discuss this while here in israel. >> all right. alex marquardt in jerusalem, the world will be watching. thank you for that. >>> we also have some breaking news to tell you about from south korea. a possible cyberattack has paralyzed the computer networks of some major banks and broadcasters. >> the outages hit simultaneously boosting spe
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. >>> president obama is resting up today for another busy week ahead. marine one landed at the white house last night. the president returned from his four-day middle east tour. tomorrow he will speak at a naturalization ceremony for service members and civilians at the white house. he will also designate five new national monuments. they include the her it tubman under ground. >>> congratulations to the girls basketball team. the lady dragons won the first championship last night in sacramento. this is their second state title. they won the division three championship last year. >>> a lot of teams from southern california winning it this year. it was nice to see bishop was out representing. rosemary how are we looking? >> we have a great day in store. today could be the warmest day. let's talk about what is happening for your sunday. another round of chilly temperatures out there this morning. and a live look there you can see patchy fog has returned to parts of the bay area and along the coastline. a weaker northerly breeze and a bit of an on shore breeze here as brought back some of this. we
it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. president barack obama will meet with palestinians leaders in the westbound and he has some work to do if he hopes to re5 the middle east. we just got word from the white thousand that announcement will happen 8:40 our time and the 51- year-old perez has been in charge of the civil rights division since 2009 and he will be the first latino to be nominated by president barack obama for the cabinet and the former person returned home last month. >>> they rejected a federal mediator's proposal for a cooling off period. they have been canceled since musicians went on strike and there is no word on when negotiations can continue. they are coming for the world baseball classic . yesterday puerto rico beat them and they move onto the finals. angel pagan is playing for the giants and another winner for tonight's game, they will play for tomorrow night. remember the parking meter prizes went up earlier this month and it can run as much as the 7 bucks an hour. >>> something new on ba
? well, because the gop needs to suppress votes. maybe not about obama, but about seeing the demographic trends are not moving in the direction of the gop which is 90% white. we have an explosion of hispanics and latinos, that won't lead to a good future for the gop in arizona. so we have to suppress that. so you have a world where nobody is being prosecuted for this crime but we must create new laws to stop problems that are not actually happening. this is what happens when you call people illegal immigrants. they are undocumented workers. it is a civil infraction, not a criminal infraction. when you define them as illegal immigrants, you're defining their entire being around criminality. that makes it easier to say what other crimes are they committing? what other laws do we need to create? they're not takers. they are makers. they are paying pay roll tax, 75% of them, and not accessing those benefits. these are people who are creating into the system and not benefiting at all and creating them as criminals when we don't treat martha stewart as an illegal business woman is a bit crazy.
to have satan look like barack obama? >> i can't speak for them. can i only say that all the good guys are very white. and very white face. >> bill: more of a resemblance. >> i know. she was going to the white house today. she says is he one of my christian brothers. maybe it was just. >> bill: who was going to the white house. >> roma downie was going to the white house today because prescheduled thing with the devil. >> bill: i hope the president didn't see this. >> meeting the devil today for dinner. >> i also think that there is a likeness there but i don't think it was purposeful on mark burnett's side or his wife's. >> bill: really? how could that happen then. >> because they're big supporters of obama. they have given him money. they praise him all the time on the record. so, possibly, maybe some makeup artists or somebody fiddle with cgi and somebody went rogue and made him look more like obama and that's a possibility too. no way the history channel or the burnetts said hey make the devil like like obama. >> bill: i don't know. >> somebody's freudian slip is showing here. [ la
one is in the air. president obama's headed to israel. his first trip there as president. why is he going and what is the white house not telling us about the trip? ambassador john bolton is here to talk about that next. also, oh, is one of the women on "the view" ready to tell all. [ engine revving ] ♪ [ male announcer ] every car we build must make adrenaline pump and pulses quicken. ♪ to help you not just stay alive... but feel alive. the c-class is no exception. it's a mercedes-benz, through and through. see your authorized mercedes-benz aler for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. through mercedes-benz (announcer) at scottrade, our clto make their money do (ann) to help me plan my next move, i take scottrade's free, in-branch seminars... plus, their live webinars. i use daily market commentary to improve my strategy. and my local scottrade office guides my learning every step of the way. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) scottrade... ranked "highest in customer loyalty for broker
we know from theampaign, prident obama nver d vit raeas esident and got quite a bit of criticism and question about that. so the white house and the president decided this was the perfect time to come, to demonstrate-- the number one purpose of this trip was to demonstrate to the israeli public and prime minister netanyahi that the u.s. does have israel's interest at heart and as the president said himself today, that the u.s. has israel's back. and the reason that's important is because president obama needs to work tether with pesidt netyahin o partilarly difficult issues. one is how to stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon, and the other is what to do about the fallout from the conflict in syria. in addition, the president would like to advance the wil rel-palestinian piece process, and again he needs prime minister netanyahi for that. above all, the white house and the president calculate that if he can move israeli public opinion about him from its deeply unfavorable view now-- only 10% in a poll last week have a farabl poll of the president. 38% think he's hostile to isra
to surrender the things that matter. gotcha. that's powerful. verizon. ♪ lou: when president obama returns from the middle east, waiting for him will be a continuing resolution to sign. we will be talking up the appearance of bipartisanship in congress as well as why the white house seems determined sister bus of our second amendment rights. first, housing sales and prices on the rise. investors remain nervous about europeeand its problems,amely cypress. the dow jones industrials dropping on the anxiety. s&p down 13, nasdaq lost 302. the uncertainties in europe helped rally gold up $6.30 per ounce. crude oil added more, just over dollar-selling in 9245. the bond market, treasuries 10-year rose up with a yield of 195%. an rights activists filing a lawsuit in an effor to stop the new gun-control law. considered the toughest in the country. their lawsuit filed by the national rifle association affiliate in n york argues a law violates the second amendment in this respect new yorkers because it was passed without committee hearings or public hearing. meanwhile, the independence institute has filed
and sometimes a colder relationship. obviously president obama made a strategic decision to warm up relations with israel at this time. you know what, even if you have the best friend in the white house, and israelis look fondly upon the period of president clinton or the period especially of president regan. ultimately israelis have to make the choices. winston churchill people said was a great friend of israel and came to the founding in the 1920s and supported the zionist cause of the return of the jews to the homeland. he didn't send the royal air force to bomb the tracks, the railroad track to auschwitz. ifial detects its very existences is threatened israel will have to do what is necessary to deitself. hopefully we won't have is to get to that point but israel must reserve the right to defend itself by itself. that is a clause that president obama used in a number of his speeches. >> mike: we hope it doesn't come to that but i is have every confidence if it does israel will act always in its best interest which is really the best interest of the world. dore, thanks for joining us. a re
't for excessive taxation and greedy litigators. [ buzzer ] also not true. she said president obama was having a lifestyle that is one of excess in the white house with how many chefs he had. four pinocchios, pants on fire. >> the white house has always had chefs. >> stephanie: no. no. they all made their own sandwiches. >> sure, mac and cheese every night. right. >> stephanie: he concludes people like bachmann represent everything wrong with the republican party. they're ill-informed and ill-intentioned and they've become synonymous with the republican brand. despite best efforts of reince priebus. >> there are no moderates or reasonable republicans that have any sort of voice. >> stephanie: it is the people that get the airtime right? kathleen in chicago. >> caller: good morning. glad that you and your team are back. i missed you guys last week. two things real quick and don't cut me off. as far as the republicans, they say they want to reach out to the black neighborhoods. make sure you tell them to bring us some good fried shaken, potato salad and good, cold watermelon. >> stephanie: see,
. >> and white house official confirms assistant attorney general thomas perez will be offered up as the next secretary of labor. >> some republican opposition is expected when president obama nominees peres today. a newly released report by the justice department's inspector general says fred gave incomplete testimony to the u.s. commission on civil rights when he said the promise political leadership was not involved in the decision to dismiss three defendants in a lawsuit that bush administration brought against new black panther party is. >> to start high school football players from steubenville, ohio are heading to a juvenile jail. the two teenagers 17 year- old trent maize and 16 year olds malik richmond were coconvicted of raping a 16 year-old girl falling of alcohol fuel party last summer. but now ohio's attorney general is calling for a grand jury investigation to see whether other teenagers, and even coaches, parents and school officials broke the law by not speaking up sooner. >> this community desperately need to have behind us. >> this community needs to know that justice was do
on the issue from the very beginning last september. now accusing the obama administration of telling the injured survivors to keep quiet about the matter. the white house denies that accusation. senator graham says, they feel like they can come forward and go public. >> at the end of the day we can't let this administration or any other administration get away with hiding from the american people and the congress, people who were there in realtime, to tell the story. bill: so casey -- kt macfarland, former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration and fox news analyst. good morning to you. >> good morning. bill: what is senator graham alleging about the survivors? >> he found the survivors first of all and turns out anywhere from 30 of them. some are still in the hospital. some were injured in the benghazi firefight. some got away clean but he wants to know a couple of things. first of all, if they come under subpoena, if they're subpoenaed before a congressional committee they are going to talk. what are they going to talk about? we warned them it was a
, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama will travel to the mile east this week. it will be his first time visiting since he entered the white house four years ago. he will meet newly reelected prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem on wednesday. the president has often been criticized for his distance relationship with the israeli leader but many see this visit as a chance to make things better. much is at stake as israel grapples with a nuclear iran and a lagging peace process. joining me, aaron david miller, vice president of woodrow wilson international center for scholars and a former middle east advisor to democratic and republican secretaries state. here in new york, steven cook of the council on foreign relations. i'm pleased to have both of them back on this program. let me begin with you steven what's the hope of this trip? >> well, the hope is at least officially for the president to reset his relationship with the israeli leader and the israeli people. as you pointed out. there's been some difficulty in the relationship between the leaders. there's been rhetoric the way
-- reviews you can trust. ♪ . >> brian: shot of the morning. he's on on the job, but presidet obama still knows how to kick back. this official white house photo. what were they talking about? this is late february. i guess two weeks ago. what could have been so funny? might have been getting warmed up to meeting chairman ryan and in the awful office for lunch? >> steve: what a coincidence. joining us via satellite from our nation's capitol is the house budget committee chairman, congressman paul ryan of the great state of wisconsin. congressman, good morning to you. >> good morning, steve, brian, and anna, nice to be with you. >> steve: it's great to have you. so you're going to kick off today. patty murray, the senator from great state of washington, has sent over the democrats' proposal. i understand later today you're going to officially start working on the budget and you're also going to consider five alternative budgets as well. what's interesting is there is one out there by the republican study committee that actually balances the budget in four years rather than ten years like y
virtually no other country in the world does that. president barack obama himself has and then into more than a little bit of drug use in his time. he has admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his years. and if he hadn't been raised by white grandparents in hawaii, if he hadn't done much with his illegal drug use, and predominantly white college campuses and universities, if he had been raised in the hood, the odds are good. he would've been stopped, he would have been frisked and searched. he would have been caught. far from being the president of the united states to come he might not even have the right to vote depending on the state he lives in. >> you can watch this and other programs online at >> are you interested in being a part of our new online book club? each month, we will discuss a different book and author. this month we will discuss michelle alexander's the new jim crow. maximum incarceration. post post your thoughts on twitter with the hash tag on your book. on tuesday, join us for a book discussion. via twitter, facebook, order book to get for
rafferty. president obama is back home tonight capping a four day visit to the middle east. the president's trip included stops in israel, the west bank and jordan. the white house set low policy expectations for the trip. they say his intention was to reassure the region's politicians and citizen its in israel he is committed to their security and prosperity. moments from now people across the country will find out if they picked the six winning power ball numbers. the jackpot is worth $320 million. the lump sum cash option is almost $200 million. odds are one in 175 million. lottery officials say if there is no winner tonight 9 jackpot to rise to over half a billion. i'm marianne rafferty. now, back to "geraldo at large." for the latest headlines log on to >> i truly believe my daughter came out here are with good intentions and got caught up in something she had no intention of being part of and has no hope or ability to come home. if she could she would. >> geraldo: her mother fears foul play as several aspiring models including her daughter have recently gone miss. time
. how many times has president obama had a solo news conference in four years? 29. that is a solo news conference. the white house will come back and say he has said several london media appearances, media sets down with an individual reporter or he has appeared with a foreign leader or he has answered questions in the oval office. we are talking about news conferences closely defined. host: this is with president ronald reagan, who moved news conferences to primetime. here is bill plante posing a question to ronald reagan. [video clip] >> mr. president, you have said the accusation that bothers you most is that you do not care about the poor and disadvantaged. haveis is the thing we been trying to correct. host: it was pre-cable. cnn was in its infancy. the broadcast networks were time events. prime- oval office was trying to reach over the heads of the press. a significant amount of the evening viewing audience would have to watch the news conference because it was carried on all three networks. you could be watching wgn or the superstition in atlanta, but they would get a lot of few
off his middle east trip, president obama turns his focus to immigration. hosting a naturalization ceremony for active duty members of the military today at the white house. >> after avoiding the problem for years, the time has come to fix it once and for all. the time has come for comprehensive sensible immigration reform. >>> up in arms. the nra blasts mayor michael bloomberg's plan to pressure senators in key states ahead of next month's gun control vote. >> 90% of the public wants something and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he can't spend enough of his $27 billion to try to impose his will on the american public, they don't want him in their restaurants, they don't want him in their homes, they don't want him telling them what food to eat. they sure don't want him telling them what self-defense firearms to own. he can't buy america. >>> at the supreme court, dozens brave the cold and snow for their chance to witness this week's historic back-to-back cases on same-sex marriage. and the cinder-fellas
to you. >> great to see you, thank you. >> thank you. >> so president obama nominating thomas perez as the next labor secretary filling the seat vacant since january, and rich edson is live outside the white house with more on that. rich? >> held a similar position for the state of maryland, recent position is the department of justice leading up to civil rights division. president obama in his nomination says that he believes that thomas perez will push his administration's priorities at the labor department. >> we're going to have to work very hard to make sure that folks find jobs with good wages and good benefits. we have to make sure veterans returning home from iraq and afghanistan have a chance to put their incredible skills and leadership to work at home. we need to build ag immigration system that works for every employee and every family and every business. >> some republicans criticizing the pick according to a department of justice inspector general report showing deep ideological divisions within the department that thomas perez headed up predating the obama administrat
is raising serious questions about the obama administration's handling of the benghazi terror attacks and the aftermath. senator lindsey graham accuses the white house of telling injured survivers of those attacks to quote, be quite and not share their stories. now he's willing to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of this happen. >> i'm going to hold up the pweufs the senate until we get the survivors on record. i've talked to a couple. their story is chilling. they are scared to death to come forward without some institutional support. jon: let's talk about it with bret baier the anchor of special report and a guy who has done a great deal of reporting on what happened in the benghazi situation. there are 33 survivors of the attacks who were evacuated from the diplomatic facilities there, bret? >> reporter: yes, jon, a lot of them fall into the cia category and probably will not be heard from, undercover agents. you do have at least four state department officials, state department security and a contractor who were injured in the attack, and you have people like senator grah
has been very clear about this and we heard that again today from jay carney at the white house. in the case of syria, where the dictatorial president, bashar assad, is believed to maintain one of the world's largest arsenals of biological and chemical weapons. president obama laid out two conditions he said would cause him to rethink the hands off posture maintained. >> we have been very clear to the assad regime and also other players on the ground that a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. reporter: being moved around or utilized. they're concerned about proliferation and the weapons getting in the wrong hands. there will reports back in december of 2012 that the syrian regime disbursed a gas that cause hallucinations. >> shepard: now jodi arias, she says she does not remember stabbing her ex-boyfriend 27 times. her lawyers tried to explain that the memory lapse, with the help of a psychologist, and today in court prosecutors were not buying it. wait until you hear the tough cross
. the comments reverberating around the globe and here at home. fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry with our report. >> reporter: talking tough in his first public comments on that reports that chemical weapons in the news in syria, president obama about the regime will be held accountable. >> when you start seeing weapons that can cause potential devastation and mass casualties and you let that genie out of the bottle, then you are looking potentially add even more horrific scenes than we have already seen in syria and the international community has to act on that additional a permission. >> the president spoke at a news conference with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is worried serious chemical weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists or anti israeli extremists like hezbollah. mr. obama is stressing he is skeptical that they used chemical weapons and cautioned that the u.s. is still investigating claims that syrian president use them, the president a bushel when israeli reporter suggested that the u.s. has been sitting on its hands. >> is incorrect for you t
president and sometimes a colder relationship and obviously, president obama made a streak decision to warm up relations with israel this time. even if you have the best friend in the white house and israelis look fondly upon the period of president clinton and especially of president reagan, ultimately israelis have to make those strategic choices. i've heard people say winston churchill was a great friend of israel and he came to in the 1920's and supported the zionist cause and return of the jews to their ancient homeland, but he didn't send the royal air force to bomb the tracks, the railroad tracks to auschwitz. you know, britain had other things to do at the time. he s so even if you have the best of friends, the closest of relationships, ultimately if israel detects its very existence is threatened by an iranian nuclear missile, israel will have to do what is necessary to defend itself. hopefully we won't have to get to that point, but israel must reserve the right to defend itself by itself. by the way, that's a clause that president obama used in a number of his speeches. >> mike:
been required to pay for those mistakes for the rest of our lives. in fact, president barack obama, himself, admitted to a little more than drug use in his lifetime. he's admitted to using marijuana and cocaine in his youth, and if he had not been raised by white grandparents in hawaii, if he hadn't done much of his drug use on white campuses and universities, if he had been raised in the hood, the odds are good that he would have been stopped, he would have been frisked, he would have been searched, he would have been caught, and far from being president of the united states today, he might not even have the right to vote depending on the state he lives in. >>> watch in and other programs online at >> here's the latest headlines surrounding the publishing industry this week: >> up next, frank easterbrook presents the book, "saving justice," and nine on "after words," author of "fast future: how the generation is shaping our world" sits down, and mary robertson talks about "everybody mas"
, president obama will advocate for a comprehensive immigration reform plan at a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members and civilians at the white house. and this week, organizing for action will begin an aggressive online campaign, highlighting the personal stories of immigrants. meanwhile, with the senate set to consider gunlation after its spring recess, michael bloomberg and wayne lapierre are both promising to invest millions in that coming legislative fight. bloomberg's group, mayors against illegal guns, announced it will spend $12 million, all of the mayor's money -- not all of it, has plenty more, on ads like this one to push democratic and republican senators to back gun control efforts. >> for me, guns are for hunting and protecting my family. i believe in the second amendment. and i'll fight to protect it. but with rights come responsibilities. that's why i support comprehensive background checks. >> 90% of the public wants something, and their representatives vote against that. common sense says they are going to have a price to pay for that. >> he can't spe
? >>> america's immigration system is broken. these are words from president obama today, while welcoming 28 new american citizens at a white house naturalization ceremony. the president went on to say, time to work out the courage to do what's right. he called on congress to start fixing the country's broken immigration system. >> if he we want to keep attracting the best and the brightest that the world has to offer, we have to do a better job of welcoming them. we have known for years our immigration system is broken, that we're not doing enough to harness the talent and ingenuity of all those who want to work hard and find a place here in america. and after avoiding the problem for years, the time has come to fix it once and for all. the time has come for a comprehensive immigration reform. >> and the president says he wants to sign a new bill into law as soon as possible. >>> meantime, secretary of state john kerry has dropped into afghanistan, unannounced. he's there to smooth over relations with president hamid karzai, who recently accused the united states of colluding with the taliban.
has a number of speeches and planned visits along the way. president obama will return to washington on saturday. >>> yesterday, two former middle east advisors to the white house talked about the potential implications of president obama's trip. the speakers were dennis ross, who served under president obama and mining call singh, who advised president george w. bush. this was hosted by the washington institute. it is about 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. good afternoon and welcome to the washington institute. i'm rob satlof, the director of the institute. i'm happy to welcome all of you here today. just at the outset if i could please remind you, cell phones off please, not just on, on vibrate but off completely. this event is being live streamed for our thousands of fans around the world. this event is being broadcast by c-span. so everything you say can and will be used against you. so but bless do turn your cell phones off. we're fathered here today because president obama is off for the inaugural overseas visit of his second term and he is going to the middle east, going to isra
.s. engagement. the white house pentagon officials closely monitoring these developments. president obama's chief of staff dennis mcdonough told jake tapper they take the use of chemical weapons, quote, very seriously. >> we are going to be very clear to the syrian regime, as we have been throughout, and to all the syrian supporters throughout the world, and then obviously to our partners in the region, that if this is substantiated obviously it does suggest that the president's just said that this is a game changer and we'll act accordingly. >> game changer. so does that mean the united states would take some kind of military action? chris lawrence live at the pentagon for us. good morning, chris. >> good morning, christine. u.s. officials are telling us that they have seen the regime moving the chemical weapons away from some of the urban fighting areas over the last month or two. and the pentagon has been updating its military options so that if president obama requests them, they're ready to go. these sources are telling us that the u.s. has plenty of firepower in the area, including fighter
are awaiting the remarks from president obama as well as peres after their bilateral talks that are underway. but traveling with the president and joining us right now from jerusalem, nbc white house correspondent peter alexander. and with a long distance hello to you, peter, we have the president spending the back half of his day with prime minister netanyahu. how much is their pressure looming over those talks? >> reporter: well, the last time i was in israel, where you see that windmill over my shoulder, mitt romney was giving a speech. and during that trip, it was netanyahu who seemed to align himself with the president of israel. now these two leaders is trying to show the closeness of the relationship. to say all that friction was in the past, we got along so well, such that there was one moment that stood out. the drama of the morning, perhaps, was during that red carpet welcoming ceremony. the two of them walking side by side at the tarmac at the international airport in tel aviv. you saw the president take his jacket off and throw it over his shoulder. netanyahu awkwardly thought to
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